✴️MN 68 (at)
“Good, good, Anuruddha and friends!
It’s appropriate for respectable persons like yourselves, who have gone
forth in faith from the lay life to homelessness, to be satisfied with
the spiritual life.
Since you’re blessed with youth, in the prime of life, black-haired, you
could have enjoyed sensual pleasures; yet you have gone forth from the
lay life to homelessness.
But you didn’t go forth because you were forced to by kings or bandits,
or because you’re in debt or threatened, or to earn a living.